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Quiz about Leo D Based On a True Story
Quiz about Leo D Based On a True Story

Leo D. Based On a True Story Trivia Quiz


Leonardo DiCaprio has built quite a resume in movies, and he seems to have a penchant for movies based on true stories. Can you name them? Good luck!

A multiple-choice quiz by PootyPootwell. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
389,855
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
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488
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 91 (10/10), Guest 51 (8/10), Guest 108 (9/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. In 1993, Leo starred as a boy suspicious of his future stepfather. Can you name the film? Its title may sound familiar to scouts. Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. In "The Basketball Diaries", Leo played a talented high school basketball player who was unable to resist the temptation of ______. What goes in the blank? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. "Total Eclipse" portrays the lives of two French poets in the 1800s. Leo starred as one of them. Can you name the other star, who is probably better known for his role as Remus Lupin in the "Harry Potter" films? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. James Cameron's "Titanic" was a gigantic hit, and was based loosely on events around the downing of the real ship. Do you remember the name of Leo's character? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. "Catch Me If You Can" was based on the life of a con man who pretended to be a licensed pilot. Do you remember the name of this impostor? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. In 2002, Leo starred in "Gangs of New York". Who was the famed director of this film, someone with whom Leo has worked multiple times? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Which eccentric American did Leo portray in the 2004 movie "The Aviator"? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. In 2011, Clint Eastwood directed Leo in a film about a real-life FBI director. What was the name of that director? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. In 2013, Leo starred as Jordan Belfort in the Martin Scorsese film "The ____ of Wall Street". What goes in the blank? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Leo won a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of 19th century frontiersman Hugh Glass in what 2015 movie? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. In 1993, Leo starred as a boy suspicious of his future stepfather. Can you name the film? Its title may sound familiar to scouts.

Answer: This Boy's Life

"This Boy's Life" was based on the memoir written by American author Tobias Wolff. When Tobias's parents divorced, his brother and father moved to the east coast, and Tobias and his mother moved to the west. She married a man who turned out to be abusive. Despite this difficult upbringing, Tobias went on to success as a writer, eventually joining Stanford as an English professor.

In the movie version of the story, the stepfather was played by Robert De Niro and the mother by Ellen Barkin. The movie was filmed largely in the same Washington town where Tobias and his mother had lived.

"Boy's Life" is the name of the official magazine of the Boy Scouts; it began production in 1911.
2. In "The Basketball Diaries", Leo played a talented high school basketball player who was unable to resist the temptation of ______. What goes in the blank?

Answer: heroin

Leo's character, Jim Carroll, was a prodigy on the court, but pressures off the court led him toward illicit drug use and addiction. He spiraled down until he went to jail, then reversed directions and became a successful poet.

The real Jim Carroll published his memoir of the same name in 1978; it was formed around actual diary entries from his youth. A native New Yorker, he moved to California in an attempt to leave drugs behind. He also became a musician, collaborating with such artists as Lou Reed, Pearl Jam, and ELO before his death in 2009.
3. "Total Eclipse" portrays the lives of two French poets in the 1800s. Leo starred as one of them. Can you name the other star, who is probably better known for his role as Remus Lupin in the "Harry Potter" films?

Answer: David Thewlis

David Thewlis was born in Blackpool, Lancashire in 1963 and built a solid acting career before joining the cast of the "Harry Potter" movies. In "Total Eclipse", he played the part of the real poet Paul Verlaine. The movie was about his stormy affair with Arthur Rimbaud, played by Leo.

The movie did not receive very good reviews from critics.
4. James Cameron's "Titanic" was a gigantic hit, and was based loosely on events around the downing of the real ship. Do you remember the name of Leo's character?

Answer: Jack Dawson

Although the movie "Titanic" did portray some real-life passengers from the ill-fated luxury ship, Leo's Jack Dawson was a figment of the screenwriter's imagination, as was his love interest, Rose DeWitt Bukater, played by Kate Winslet. Real people portrayed in the movie included Molly Brown, played by Kathy Bates, and Captain Edward John Smith, played by Bernard Hill.

The film broke all sorts of records, won many awards, and earned Leo a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor - Drama.
5. "Catch Me If You Can" was based on the life of a con man who pretended to be a licensed pilot. Do you remember the name of this impostor?

Answer: Frank Abagnale, Jr.

Frank Abagnale, Jr., the real life person and the movie character, managed to impersonate a doctor, a lawyer, and a pilot successfully, while a determined FBI agent was closing in on him.

Leo was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama.
6. In 2002, Leo starred in "Gangs of New York". Who was the famed director of this film, someone with whom Leo has worked multiple times?

Answer: Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese is one of this era's most important and accomplished directors. The screenplay of "Gangs of New York" was based on a nonfiction book of the same name published in 1927. The story followed Irish organized crime bosses in Manhattan and dealt with themes of loyalty, jealousy, and revenge. Leo played Amsterdam Vallon who is focused on avenging the death of a loved one. Scorsese won a Golden Globe for Best Director and earned other accolades and nominations.
7. Which eccentric American did Leo portray in the 2004 movie "The Aviator"?

Answer: Howard Hughes

Howard Hughes was born in 1905 to a prominent Texas family; intelligent and determined, Howard was involved in engineering, filmmaking, Las Vegas real estate, and aviation. The movie, and the biography is was based on, covered the era of his career when he was simultaneously succeeding in business and destabilizing in private. Leo was nominated for a Best Actor Academy Award.
8. In 2011, Clint Eastwood directed Leo in a film about a real-life FBI director. What was the name of that director?

Answer: J. Edgar Hoover

"J. Edgar" covered the life of J. Edgar Hoover, the 1st director of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations. Hoover was powerful, so powerful than even the whiff of scandal didn't dislodge him from the office, which he held under one title or another from 1924 to 1972, under nine different presidents.

Leo was nominated for several awards for his portrayal of Hoover.
9. In 2013, Leo starred as Jordan Belfort in the Martin Scorsese film "The ____ of Wall Street". What goes in the blank?

Answer: Wolf

"The Wolf of Wall Street" was the fifth collaborative project between Leo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese. It centered on the biography of Jordan Belfort and his rise and fall in stock trading. Jonah Hill starred as Jordan's right-hand man, and Matthew McConaughey as his intense mentor.
10. Leo won a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of 19th century frontiersman Hugh Glass in what 2015 movie?

Answer: The Revenant

In 2002, Michael Punke published a book based on a frontiersman named Hugh Glass, and in 2015 Leo starred in a movie based on that book of the same name, "The Revenant". In this story, Glass was attacked by a bear and left for dead, and it only went downhill from there.

In interviews, Leo indicated it was the hardest shoot he'd ever been on, forcing him to act in freezing and outdoor conditions. His hard work paid off, though; he won Best Actor awards from several different film organizations.
Source: Author PootyPootwell

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